The Baltimore Orioles won more games than any other team in the American League during the 1960s, and they are expected to win more games than anybody else this year. But after the Orioles lost to the Mets in the World Series the other clubs in the AL East, particularly the potent Boston Red Sox,
Danny Cater, first baseman of the Oakland Athletics, won the batting title in the American League. Cater, a career .250 hitter prior to this season, upset the apple cart by stumping many experts who viewed the 28-year-old Texan as a figment of the box-score manufacturers. Whoever heard of a batting champ you’ve never heard of?
The Detroit Tigers closed out the first half of the 1968 American League schedule strong, winning nine of their last ten games and stretching their lead to six and a half games over the second-place Cleveland Indians. Denny McLain (15-4) is grabbing the headlines in the junior circuit with his collection of victories, but the
Oakland A’s outfielder Rick Monday was named American League Player of the Week for the week ending April 28 with an offensive outburst that matched his headlines coming out of Arizona State University three years ago. Monday was the overall number one selection in the first-ever amateur baseball draft conducted in 1965. Monday batted .625
The Kansas City Athletics announced they are bringing up three promising hitters from the minors, headed by outfielder Reggie Jackson, termed by Manager Alvin Dark “another Rick Monday.” The A’s paid $104,000 for Monday’s signature and $85,000 for Jackson’s. Both are lefthanded power hitters from Arizona State. Jackson and catcher Dave Duncan, a right-handed power
The Athletics, already one of most youthful teams in the majors, looked as if they had been over-indulging at the fountain of youth following the player moves made just ahead of the cut-down deadline. Ed Charles, the A’s veteran third baseman, was sent to the Mets for $60,000 and a minor league outfielder, Larry Elliot.
It’s a good thing for the White Sox and for Manager Eddie Stanky that outfielder Ken Berry isn’t the kind of athlete who sulks and broods about being yanked out of the starting lineup.Berry was the club’s regular center fielder last season and had a decent second half. There is reason to believe the Al
When is a deal a deal? Sometimes it may not be a deal even after it’s been announced. The Athletics traded Wayne Causey to the White Sox for outfielder Danny Cater. The swap was announced to the press on May 27, while the A’s were playing the Orioles in Kansas City. After the trade had
* The White Sox, who would like to waltz to the American league pennant, might not be able to do it unless southpaw pitcher Gary Peters can regain his rhythm. The 20-game winner last season and a 19-game winner the season before, Peters has been having all kinds of difficulties thus far and is carrying
* Manager Al Lopez is not only picking his own club to win this season, but believes this may be the best White Sox team he has managed. “The Yankees can be had,” said the Tampa senor of this year’s race. As for his own team, “it’s not only improved over last season, but I